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Resource ID: #18299
Subject: Weapons
Source: Discover
Date: November


Discover looks at "the science and technology required to build an antiballistic system that would make the United States invulnerable to a missile attack." The story examines two projected, but far from development options for missile-defense systems: "ship-launched interceptor missiles and an exotic airborne laser." Discover reports on President Bush's intention to deploy a system that "could provide limited, but effective, defenses," and points to physicists' and defense experts' opinions that this plan is deeply flawed.

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